If your kids have gotten into the fitness craze that has overtaken the country, it is highly likely they are asking you to get them a Fitbit. Given that there are a plethora of different Fitbit models and features out there read on if you want to know how to choose the best fitbit for kids.
What is exactly a Fitbit?
If you don’t know what Fitbits are, they are wrist-worn fitness monitors that can track sleep, heart rate, and steps, depending on the model. They can also give their users small reminders to move once their activity level reaches the lower spectrum. These devices are typically synced up with the Fitbit app, which can be installed on modern smartphones and iPads, and used to track your child’s calorie consumption, weight goals, step goals, and other fitness information.
Before you make your purchase, you should know that you kid should be at least 13 years old to have a Fitbit account. If the child is under 13 years of age, you should create your account and let your kid use it instead of you.
By purchasing a Fitbit device for your kid, you will help them take full control of their fitness regime and see the current progress in real time. Given how most people say that doing fitness is easier with a companion, your kid can view the device as its buddy, which can cheer it up and encourage it to meet the daily fitness goals
A matter of price
Of course, we all know that children break stuff and lose stuff all the time. It is something we cannot change. Therefore, when you opt to buy an electronic device for your kid, you should pay attention to the price. For starters, you should know that the prices of Fitbit devices can vary wildly. While some may cost more than $200, others can be bought for as little as $50. Given your child’s tendency to lose or break things, buying the most expensive device does not seem like the best decision. Therefore, try to focus on the models that are in the $100 range. These typically offer real-time progress monitoring, replaceable batteries, and some exciting color patterns.
As we’ve already mentioned, kids love to break stuff. However, they also love to put themselves in rather risky situations, such as trying to catch a squirrel or climb a tree. If your child has a rather rambunctious nature, you should focus on various swim-proof models, which are known for their durability and extra safety features. These models usually come with an elastomer, which keeps the tracker on the kid’s wrist at all times.
If the price of a Fitbit is not a concern, and if you want your child to have the hottest model on the market, go with the models that allow for fashion accessory customization. These trackers are typically in the range of $150 -$200, but they do feature a sleek looking LCD, and a variety of metal and leather customization options. They can also be easily integrated with your child’s smartphone and used to receive the call and text notifications, view workouts, and their information control the music and so much more.